Khirod Bhattacharya: Dengue is taking a more deadly look in the face of puja. Although the deaths stopped for a few days, one more person died of dengue infection in the state on Wednesday. On this day, an elderly person died of dengue in South Kolkata’s Banshadroni area. She was admitted to a private nursing home in South Kolkata.
The name of the deceased is Subrata Sarkar (61). He is a resident of Regent Park police station area. Resident of Address 96A Banshadroni, New Garbagement Colony, Ward No. 113, Municipality. In the words of local councilor Anita Kar Majumder, “Dead Subratababu had fever. Fainted in the bathroom last Sunday evening. After that he was admitted to a private hospital in South Kolkata. He probably had a heart attack.” According to the councillor, dengue test is done after admission to the hospital. The report is positive. Meanwhile, according to hospital sources, the blood test report of the deceased has come positive. NS1 antigen positive.
According to municipal sources, eight people died of dengue infection in one and a half months. However, according to sources, since the deceased Subrata Sarkar was suffering from a heart attack, there will be a ‘death audit’ as per the rules. The report of the clinical examination of the deceased has been sent to the hospital from the town health department. Meanwhile, 956 new cases of dengue have been reported in the state.
According to Swasthya Bhavan sources, more than 600 of them are admitted to government hospitals. The health department itself has informed that the number of dengue cases is increasing in urban areas like Salt Lake, South Dum Dum, Titagarh in North 24 Parganas. Also, infection is increasing in rural areas like Deganga, Swarupnagar. The vector control department has been asked to be alert to deal with the situation.
After Bagbazar in North Kolkata and parts of South Kolkata, drones were flown in search of dengue larvae in Howrah on Wednesday. On this day, the drone was flown on Nand Ghosh Road, Pilkhana, Ward No. 15 and 16 of Howrah Municipality. The chief administrator Sujoy Chakraborty said that it will be understood if there are dengue larvae in the closed and abandoned areas of the two wards.